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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by BritishBluesBoy, Jun 11, 2009.
I can only dream after my original '53 to '58 conversion. Still lusting for P-90s
Just joined the site...waiting on a new Michael Kelly to show up in the mail. Here's the current love of my life.
Here's my 2015 Tribute Plus. Blue guitar with my Blue Laney Lionheart.
So I have an opportunity to purchase this 2012 Les Paul Traditional. The pickups have been swapped for Seth Lovers and the pot's upgraded to 500 k CTS with treble bleed's. All wiring replaced to original 50's specs as well.
The fella is looking to get 1800 for it....this seems to be a reasonable amount but I'm not quite certain and just wanted some input from this group if possible??
Man, it looks sweet, and with those upgrades it should sound sweet too. If you can afford it I think it's a fair price. They hold their value too, so if you ever needed to sell it I think you would certainly do fine with it. Good luck!
If it plays well and you connect with it, I'd go for it. I paid about that much in equivalent UK £ for a Les Paul (a '92 model though) that I play the heck out of.
Those are all good mods - worth it.
I imagine I posted here before.....somewhere..
Just in case; here is the Ace
Honeyburst Traditional AA Maple top, Seth lovers and upgraded electronics...if it comes with a case and all the stock parts (case candy) jump on it.
A few pages back I posted pics of my ebony Gibson Les Paul Traditional. Well yesterday I grabbed an Epi Les Paul Custom to go along with the Gibby so here it is:
Just got this one. I'm a big Tele / Strat fan, but there's no denying the thunderous appeal of a Les Paul.
LPStudio2 (2) by Torz Johnson posted Jun 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM
LPStudio1 by Torz Johnson posted Jun 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM
I guess I am almost in the club. This is on my work bench. Mahogany body and neck with spalted maple top veneer. I am using US-made electronics and hardware, TUSQ nut. My scale is not very accurate but it weighs somewhere around 9.5 lbs. (I've played much heavier Pauls.)
Not sure what pickups I will be putting in. I have a set of Duncan P-Rails on hand and a set of their toggle switch pickup mounts coming in, so I may do those for starters. If not I have my eye on some used Pearly Gates.
The finish has been applied, the frets have been leveled, dressed and ends filed, the neck has been sanded down to a kind of '58 chunk profile and glued in. I am about a day away from plugging it in.
I've a few, and here's one
After having sold a mid '70s LP Deluxe years ago that had to be the heaviest guitar I ever owned I swore that I would never own another one. But the P90s in my Thinline just didn't sound quite right to me so it wasn't getting played and that's never a good sign.
Then a friend stopped by with his Epi '56 Gold Top and I knew that was the tone I was looking for so we weighed the guitar. It was just over 8lbs which was in line with my heaviest Tele and therefore acceptable so I bought one of my own. Nice guitars and a real bargain.
Nice! I love the spalted maple top. From where did you get the neck and body? Was it a kit?
Yes, it came from a place called The Fretwork Store. Keep the neck and body, put everything else in the parts bin. The fit and finish on the wood was great, the parts were cheap Sino stuff.
I put in a wiring harness with Switchcraft, CTS and Orange Drop parts, replaced the nut with TUSQ and ended up using a set of Broad'Tron pickups from a parted out Gretsch. Did a lot of fret work to get it where I thought it should be.
Finaly I can join to club. Epiphone 100th anniversary natural:
Epi Les Paul Special SC Wine Red
Bought it used from GC a week ago.
Best $200 I ever spent.
Neck pup is old timey sweet
Bridge is piano-like clean but rude and in-your-face when dirty.
Stock pickups both measure 9.3K (fwiw)
No mods needed at this time. (Riiiiight)
Plays like a dream.
Fabulously light and comfy.
I recently bought what I assumed was a normal Epi LP Jr with a P90, but the truss rod cover has Gibson written on it. I'm fairly sure it's not Japanese though - bolt on neck, the headstock shape is wrong and the truss rod cover is flat bottom rather than bell-like. Can they be bought and chucked on?
I read somewhere that there were Korean Epi guitars made with Gibson plates.
Info was from the interwebz so I can't vouch for accuracy.